Yearly Archives: 2014

Capitalizing On The Death Of Cyclists

Sometimes it seems as if advertising people will do anything to sell us their wares. Many of the things they do are outrageous, and if the rest of us did these things, we would be admonished for being unethical or … Continue reading

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Building Sidewalks For Children

What have our societies become when local authorities are forced to apply for grants to build sidewalks for children? While this is a good thing, as it allows the children to engage in healthier options for traveling to school, it … Continue reading

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Is An Advertised Bicycle Sting Really A Sting?

Complaints about bad bicycle behavior almost always get a response from the police. Compare this to the many times pedestrians, bicyclists or motorists complain about bad driving; it rarely results in any action at all. In many places, Boston included, … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Is Home To The Top Biking Community In The Northeast

Sometimes riding a bicycle in the Boston area can make one feel as if bicyclists are not welcome. It’s not just the drivers who create this environment, but the inconsistency in bicycle infrastructure. In some areas, there are decent bike … Continue reading

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How Cars Affect The Lifestyles Of Certain Populations

Many things about cars are taken for granted. They have been part of our everyday lives for so many years, we can no longer  imagine life without them. We see cars as making transportation easier. We see them as providing … Continue reading

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When Permitting Bicycling On Sidewalks Turns Into A Debate

I never thought I would see the day when any official would seriously contemplate legally allowing bicyclists to share the sidewalks with pedestrians, particularly in urban areas. Generally, although not in all cases, bicycles are prohibited on sidewalks in business … Continue reading

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Scoping Out Bike Routes While Driving

Driving in and around cities has got to be one of the most stressful and frustrating experiences anyone can have. Drivers can’t let their guard down for even one minute for fear that a wayward car will lull them into … Continue reading

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Cyclists Inventing Devices To Overcome Inadequate Road Planning

Every so often articles are published about clever devices designed to make a cyclist’s life easier. Such an article appeared on citylab.com. City Lab is The Atlantic’s website dedicated to all things related to creating cities of the future. The … Continue reading

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Quantifying The Amount Of Public Support For Investing In Bicycle Infrastructure

Unless people have been living under a rock, they are aware of the growing demand for bicycle infrastructure. How they perceive this demand, and whether they are in favor of it or against it, depends on many factors, some of … Continue reading

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It Might Be Better To Insure Your Bicycle Than To Insure Your Life

The market for cyclists’ lives isn’t very good right now. Apparently, you can buy a cyclist’s life for a mere $1,500. That’s right. For less than $2,000 you can kill a cyclist and face no additional penalties. In case you … Continue reading

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